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CONTENTS

Sept. 12, 1988
Sept. 12, 1988

Table of Contents
Sept. 12, 1988

Bears-Dolphins
Oakland
Miami-Florida State
The USOC
Roger Kingdom
Fatima Whitbread
Tennis Aides
Focus
Point After

CONTENTS

RAMPAGE 22
Led by a revived Jim McMahon, the Bears blew past the Dolphins on the opening day of the NFL season
by Paul Zimmerman

This is an article from the Sept. 12, 1988 issue

EARNING STRAIGHT A'S 28
Oakland, paced by that swift slugger, Jose Canseco, is at the head of the class in the American League West
by Ron Fimrite

NO MORE RAP OR REP 32
Miami's 31-0 defeat of Florida State, the preseason pick for the national title, hushed the singin' Seminoles
by Rick Telander

THE 1988 OLYMPICS 38

The U.S. Olympic Committee must be restructured if America is to fulfill its athletic potential
by E.M. Swift and Robert Sullivan

After hurdling many an obstacle, 1984 champion Roger Kingdom hopes to win another Olympic gold medal
by Merrell Noden

With the javelin, hotheaded Fatima Whitbread of Great Britain has gained a world title and a new family
by Clive Gammon

SIGNS OF THE TIMES 54
Tennis players now employ everything from therapists to chefs to obtain legal and illegal advantages
by Curry Kirkpatrick

A DRY AND THIRSTY LAND 64
As wetlands across the heart of America suffered in the drought, wildlife endured a tragic beating
by Penny Ward Moser

DEPARTMENTS

Letters 4
Scorecard 17
Inside Baseball 60
For The Record 82
Point After 84

Cover Photograph by Bill Smith; Inset by V.J. Lovero

PHOTOV.J. LOVEROWHAT A CATCH!: No, not by A's leftfielder Luis Polonia, despite an effort that drove him up the wall of the Oakland Coliseum, but by the fan in yellow shorts, who made a nice grab in traffic (page 28).